At the age of 10, Dr. Peggy Keng knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. " I have always loved animals. I would bring home every stray cat and dog, try to raise every baby bird that would fall out a nest, and keep every lizard in a shoe box feeding them bugs!"
Dr. Keng obtained her Bachelor's in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, a Master's of Animal Science from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in St. Kitts in 2003. She became IVAS certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2009.
She shares her home with her husband and two kids as well as 2 dogs: Ruby and Pumpkin and 4 cats: Sirena, Norman, Snowflake, and Rockstar.
Dr. Alicia Oakley obtained her Bachelor's in Animal Science from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis in 2004 and completed an internship at Animal Specialty and Emergency Center in Los Angeles. She has practiced in the Irvine area for over 15 years.
Dr. Oakley's interests are internal medicine, dentistry, and ultrasound.
She lives with her husband, two sons, and her dog: Moose.
Dr. Mariana Pascucci obtained her Bachelor's in Biological Science from University of California, Irvine, her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis in 2009 and completed an internship at Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital. She has practiced in the Irvine area since 2010 previously with Drs Keng and Oakley. She is excited to rejoin the team beginning in February 2021.
Dr. Pascucci's interests are dermatology and ultrasound.
She lives with her husband, two daughters, and her dog Leo.
Hui joined our family in October 2016. She has worked in the customer service industry for many years but always wanted to work with animals. She is currently working on becoming a registered veterinary technician and a certified practice manager. Hui is tri-lingual in Chinese, Japanese, and English! She has a dog: Lisa, a cat: Meow, many fish, and reptiles!
Ligia is a Registered Veterinary Technician which is the equivalent of a human nurse. She provides the doctors with all the support in taking care of your pet. She has been in the veterinary field since 2008 and obtained licensure in 2017. She joined our family in April 2022.
She lives with her husband and three cats. In her spare time she enjoys reading books, listening to music, and of course snuggle with all of her fur babies!
Jesus is our newest technician to join us in October 2018. He has been working with animals since 2010. He has a passion for dentistry with proper education and care to make sure your pet's mouth shine! He is currently completing his registered veterinary technician licensure.
He and his wife have 3 cats: Gimli, Charles, and Tachala.
Stephanie has been in this field for over 20 years now. She is fluent in Chinese and English. She lives with her husband, son, dog: Leila and cat: Chibi. You may see Stephanie around town as she is an avid Pokemon seeker.
Julie joined the family in September 2020. Although Julie has never worked in a veterinary hospital, she has been in the customer service industry her entire life. When you hear Julie answer the phones please, give her a warm welcome! She has one dog: Kyoto and three cats: Coco, Meowi, and Mr. Meowgi.
Elizabeth has joined the family in January 2021. Although very new to the field of veterinary medicine, Elizabeth has already accelerated in her customer service skills. When you hear Elizabeth answer the phones please, give her a warm welcome!
Laura joined us in May 2021. Laura had been the manager at a doggie daycare for the past few years and wanted to learn and grow more in the veterinary field. In addition to working here she is also working as an animal control officer.
Ashley joined us in Jan 2022. She is very new to the veterinary industry. She worked in hotel hospitality so you know her client relations skills are top notch. She is currently attending school to become a veterinary technician. Welcome Ashley!